MEM22263 - Historic terracing at Japonica Cottage (Monument)

Summary

An evaluation trench in 2012 noted a deposit of sandstone rubble in clay silt, which included flecks of charcoal and a quantity of animal bone. This appears to indicate early terracing activity.

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An archaeological evaluation was undertaken in March 2012 on the site. A deposit of sandstone rubble in a clay silt matrix contained areas of grey silty loam and flecks of charcoal, together with quantities of animal bone evenly distributed throughout. The bone appeared to represent domestic food waste, though this is unclear. No dating evidence was recovered from the deposit but it was cut into by a linear feature containing later 17th Century pottery. [1]

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  • <1> Report: Brigers, J.L.. 2012. The results of an archaeological evaluation at 'Japonica Cottage', Parson's Street, Porlock. p3-4.

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Grid reference SS 8857 4637 (point)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Nov 27 2012 4:16PM

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